Pro-Israel Imam: 'Time to make peace'

Imam Hassan Shalghoumi, senior French imam, hopes Israel and Arabs can find common ground and cooperate.

Mordechai Sones ,

Imam Hassan Shalghoumi
Imam Hassan Shalghoumi
Rafael Levi

Imam Hassan Shalghoumi, one of the most important imams in France, said in a special interview to Arutz Sheva that he hoped Israel and the Arab countries would find common ground and cooperate.

"I call on the Muslim world and the Arab world, this is the time to talk and make peace, to stop being a hypocrite," he said.

"I think it is time to move forward. The world needs peace. The world needs dialogue to fight together terrorism, unemployment, and the economic crisis, and to fight against harm to the family and education," he said.

His request is mainly directed to the Gulf states: "The Arab world in particular, and especially the Gulf states, should go hand in hand with Israel for a common future for the nations," he said.